Re: Church Youth Protection Training
Rob Morley (rmorley@STATE.MA.US)
Mon, 21 Aug 1995 09:53:07 EDT
No it is not possible to hurt to take more youth protection training.
However, my experiences with church training leave me a bit skeptical. I am
a protestent ASM in a troop charted by a Catholic church. Unless I can be
assured that it is a non-denominational training session, I would have a
problem compling with the request.
As a volunteer, I feel like I am donating my time to the troop. I
enjoy working with the scouts and giving back all the fun experiences that I
learned when I was a scout. However, these days my time is limited with
work, additional schooling (MBA), and family life. If, after completing all
the scouting adult training, I must then attend ANOTHER training course, all
this is accomplishing is to lessen the amount of time we are actually able to
help the troop. Especially if the training is the same as BSA offers.
Unfortunately, if my Chartered org. were to required a training
session, that was religiously based, I would have several questions for the
superiors of this chartered org. And you would be sure that I would suggest
moving the troop to another charted org. soon.
If the chartered org. can start dicating these requirements, what
will the next requirement of the church be? You might be setting a dangerous
Yours In Scouting,
Old Colony Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City